Minors

Architecture majors may, in addition to their primary degree, pursue minors in

  • Architectural Design Fabrication
  • Architectural History
  • Architectural Representation and Visualization
  • Building Science

Non-architecture majors may, in addition to their primary degree, pursue minors in

  • Architecture
  • Architectural History
  • Architectural Representation and Visualization
  • Architectural Technology

Minor in Architecture

Available to non-architecture majors only

This sequence is for candidates who intend to develop intellectual links to the architectural profession. The scope of courses offered includes a full spectrum of professional issues in architecture. 

Prerequisite Courses

79-104 (9)
Global Histories
or
62-110 (9)
Passport to the Arts
 

Required Courses

48-100 (12)
Architecture Design Studio: Foundation I
or
48-095 (12)
Spatial Concepts for Non-Architects I 

48-240 (9)
Historical Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism I

Elective Courses

48-121 (6)
Analog Media I

48-126 (6)
Analog Media II

48-120 (6)
Digital Media I

48-125 (6)
Digital Media II

48-215 (9)
Materials and Assembly

48-324 (9)
Structures/Statics

48-351 (9)
Human Factors in Architecture

48-383 (6)
Ethics and Decision Making in Architecture

48-452 (6)
Real Estate Design and Development

48-453 (6)
Urban Design Methods

48-xxx (9)
Architecture History (pre-approval of coursework required)

48-xxx (9)
Architecture Elective (pre-approval of coursework required)


Minor in Architectural Design Fabrication

Available to architecture majors only

This sequence is intended for those who wish to develop focused, disciplinary expertise in both analog and digital material methods for shaping the built environment and become involved in a community of practice dedicated to a rigorous pursuit of making as a mode of architectural research and cultural expression. It is also for students interested in gaining advanced placement in the SoA's Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD) program.

Selective Courses

Minimum 30 units from the following:

48-470 (6)
Exploring Pattern Through Lamination

48-473 (6)
Hand and Machine Joinery, New Directions

48-531 (9)
Fabricating Customization

48-564 (9)
Furniture Design & Construction

48-___ (3-9)
Advanced Design Fabrication

xx-xxx
Pre-approved design fabrication related course

REQUIRED COURSES

48-545 (9)
Making Intelligence

48-555 (6)
Intro to Architectural Robotics

48-400/410/500/510 (18)
ASO Studio with digital fabrication emphasis



Minor in Architectural History

Available to both architecture majors (63 total units) and non-architecture majors (54 total units)
 

Required courses

48-240 (9)
Historical Survey of World Architecture and Urbanism I

48-241 (9)
Modern Architecture

Architectural History Electives (45 units for architecture majors; 36 units for non-architecture majors)


Minor in Architectural Representation and Visualization

Available to both architecture majors and non-architecture majors

This sequence is intended for those who wish to develop particular skills in architectural representation, and for those who are interested in gaining advanced placement in the SoA's Master degree programs in Computational Design (MSCD) or Tangible Interaction Design (MTID). 

Required Courses

48-120 (6)
Digital Media I

48-125 (6)
Digital Media II

48-121 (6)
Analog Media I

48-126 (6)
nalog Media II


Selective Courses

48-568 (9)
Advanced CAD, BIM, and 3D Visualization

48-576 (9)
Mapping Urbanism

48-724 (6)
Scripting and Parametric Design

48-3xx (9)
Architectural Drawing Elective
pre-approval of coursework required

48-xxx (9)
Architectural Representation/Visualization Elective
pre-approval of coursework required

48-xxx (9)
Architectural Representation/Visualization Elective
pre-approval of coursework required


Minor in Architectural Technology

Available to non-architecture majors only

This sequence is intended for those who seek to develop intellectual links to the technical aspects of the profession.

Prerequisite Courses

33-106 (12)
Physics I for Engineering Students

21-120 (10)
Differential and Integral Calculus

Selective Courses

48-116 (9)
Building Physics

48-215 (9)
Materials and Assembly

48-324 (9)
Structures/Statics

48-315 (9)
Environment I: Climate & Energy

48-432 (9)
Environment II: Mechanical Systems

48-752 (9)
Zero Energy Housing


Minor in Building Science

Available to architecture majors only

This sequence is intended for those who wish to deepen their knowledge in the building sciences, and for those interested in gaining advanced placement in the SoA's Master degree programs in Building Performance & Diagnostics (MSBPD) or Sustainable Design (MSSD).

Required Course

48-722 (12)
Building Performance Modeling

Selective Courses

48-795 (6)
LEED, Green Design and Building Rating in Global Context

48-721 (12)
Building Controls and Diagnostics

48-723 (9)
Performance of Advanced Building Systems

48-729 (9–12)
Productivity, Health and the Quality of Buildings

48-749 (var)
Special Topics in CD: Parametric Modeling with BIM

48-752 (9)
Zero Energy Housing